Sesame Street "The Frazzle Song" (partially lost clip from puppet show series; 1976)
Frazzle was a Sesame Street song composed by Sam Pottle in 1975 that originated on "Episode 0846" on February 9th, 1976. It was performed by a backup of monsters including the pianist "Little Chrissy" who sing about Frazzle's expressions whether he's happy, sad, angry, etc. The purpose of the song is to teach children not to judge a book by it's cover.
Frazzle himself on the green background growls and goes off the screen which then the monsters break out of the brown background with animated ripped paper that follows the iris as the Frazzletones explain about the monster that expresses his emotions causing the outline to teeter totter at different speeds every time he snarls. On the final part, Frazzle joins in with the Frazzletones before he sneaks up behind Maurice while the rip lines and the circle gradually close and quickly close and disappear leaving nothing on the green background and cuts to a black screen at the end.
In 2007, a low quality interlaced version taken from Monster Hits! was posted by LittleJerryFan92 with cheering and fade effects applied except the outline wasn't present. A high-quality version used to be available on SPGOALS TV's channel until the user removed it and then re-uploaded by pogo popface in 2012.
The incomplete updated variant spawned on the official Sesame Street channel back on August 6th, 2008, before the original was posted on June 2011 which was included on the 50th Anniversary song compilation. On this version, it freezes near the end and fades out instead of cutting to black and the beginning was edited.
On December 31st, 2010, a full version of the original variant was uploaded by MarshalGrover taken from Episode 1707.
On November 28th, 2018, Digital media resources posted a re-creation of the updated variant containing DVD quality clips for most of the time ripped from Elmo Says BOO! and low quality clips taken from Episode 2933 (originally uploaded by a Deanmo account on Dailymotion that later got taken down) to fix up the 2nd greatest time trimming problem and the ending to make the ghost transition not appear as both the ripped paper and the circle quickly closes and disappears after Frazzle growls since the source to the actual full version of this isn't known to appear outside of the special.
- A Muppet Wiki article on Sesame Street "Episode 846". Retrieved 02 May '19
- An in-depth analysis of the "Frazzle" song on the Music Video database. Retrieved 02 May '19
- A Muppet Wiki article on the "Frazzle" song. Retrieved 02 May '19